Extreme Green and Dressing


Greenhouse Report

Nothing grows as healthy as my lettuce mixes in the greenhouse.  I usually have at least a dozen container growing at random times so we can always enjoy a fresh mix on the dinner table.   For information on the seeds I use and my greenhouse conditions read more HERE or click on the image to the right.

Some of my favorite seeds to start in the greenhouse year round would include Endive Green Curled Ruffec Seeds , Mesclun, Mixed Salad Greens Seeds andRed Sails Lettuce Seeds all from Homtown Seeds.   These seeds can be purchased year round or I have stored lettuce seeds for up to 2 years in the right conditions.   However, the seeds never make it past the first year season because I enjoy growing them constantly to feed or family and bunnies!

Vinaigrette For Green Salad

Extreme Green and Dressing
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Extreme Green and Dressing


  • 3 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 4 tablespoons good salad vinegar
  • Kosher salt,freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of ground parsley
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, herbs,vinegar, salt, and pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette but try not to ‘beat to death’!
  2. Place the salad greens in a medium bowl and sprinkle with chopstick cut carrots. Over the top of the salad add enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with a extra herbs if desired but be sure to serve immediately.

I was first introduced to making my own salad dressings while visiting my dear friend and fitness guru Bari who happens to be a fabulous healthy instructor in Orlando, Florida.  You can visit her blog at Bari’s Healthy Living Tips. Of course I had to take and add my own spin to the recipe she introduced me to.

I don’t believe I can think of anything more healthy then growing your own organic veggies at home and serving them up with healthy ingredients. The dressing I shared above is best served fresh but I have also stored the extras’ in a tightly sealed canning jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.   This salad featured above was served with my Rustic Autumn Roast.

Be sure to start your lettuce seeds today and be prepared to enjoy a fresh green salad in 3 weeks!

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  1. Arbor and Vine November 18, 2010
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    • Bren May 5, 2011

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